Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.7in x 6.45 x 1 in | 1.16 lb
Page Count:304 pages
TV NEWS FOR MEXICAN GOTHIC: Hulu developing limited series, from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo’s Milojo Productions and ABC Signature, announced by Deadline 8/11/20 (bit.ly/2PFqPd4)
MEXICAN GOTHIC IS A HIT: Spending nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and selling over 175,000 copies across formats, the book is the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Horror and has been named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, and more.
A THRILLING NOVEL SET IN A DISTINCTIVE HISTORICAL PERIOD IN MEXICO: Gods of Jade and Shadow featured Mayan gods in 1920s Jazz Age Mexico City; Mexican Gothic featured Gothic ghosts in 1950s rural Mexico. Now, Velvet Was the Night is a stylish noir about crime, passion, and murder set against the backdrop of protest and political drama in 1970s Mexico.
NEW NOVELS ON THE WAY: The Daughter of Dr. Moreau (Fall 2022), Del Rey’s fourth Moreno-Garcia novel, will be a reimagining of The Island of Dr. Moreau set in the volatile Yucatan of the 1800s, to be followed by a fifth novel in Fall 2023.
MORENO-GARCIA IS A MASTER: An author who can bring a unique and masterful spin to any genre, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s talent transcends the confines of category—and the success of Mexican Gothic shows that the core of the appeal is in her original style, worldview, and sensibility.
AUTHENTIC VOICE FOR THE #OWNVOICES ERA: As a woman of color writing across genres, Moreno-Garcia offers readers a chance to see themselves in these stories—and introduces elements of history and culture that will be new to many.
“[Velvet Was the Night] is a noir with a heart of gold, and it’s a narrative in which the empathy we feel for its characters ultimately reveals an important truth: That Moreno-Garcia is not only a talented storyteller but also an incredibly versatile one.”—NPR
“An absolute flex…[Velvet Was the Night] left me marveling at what kind of sorceress Moreno-Garcia must be as she reworks genre after genre, weaving in Mexican history and culture, satisfying familiar cravings without resorting to mere pastiche. The most tantalizing suspense of all comes with wondering what she’ll do next.”—Slate
“Moreno-Garcia proves her prowess as a historical fiction powerhouse again.”—BuzzFeed
“Immensely satisfying, refreshingly new and gloriously written…Moreno-Garcia mashes up Anglocentric genres with midcentury Mexican history, resulting in a brew flavored with love, heartbreak, violence, music and unsettling dread…. The gift of this book, and Moreno-Garcia’s storytelling, is how it imbues this well-worn genre with added strength, grace and even musicality.”—The New York Times Book Review
“An enthralling tale that’s as fun as it is mysterious…The characters are fascinating, the tone lush and romantic, and it’s all wrapped up in a mystery with twists and turns one likely won’t see coming…. [Moreno-Garcia is] the sort of author whose works automatically end up on your ‘must-read’ list.”—USA Today
“The author’s previous novel, Mexican Gothic, turned the screw on the traditional ghost story; here she gleefully pries hard-boiled noir from the cold, white hands of Chandler and Hammett.”—Oprah Daily
“A delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a masterful writer who pulls you into her dark world and never lets you go. From the suspenseful, slow-burn plot to the crisp, desperate characters, you will be obsessed.”—Simone St. James, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel
“A lush, magnificent trip into a world of danger and discovery. Not to be missed!”—S.A. Cosby, author of Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears
“A rich novel with an engrossing plot, distinctive characters, and a pleasing touch of romance. Readers won’t be able to put it down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fans of Moreno-Garcia’s other novels will relish this title, as will noir aficionados and readers who like stories about everymen and women rising to the occasion.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“It’s hard to describe how much fun this novel is…. A noir masterpiece.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A winner that brings together a romance-fiction obsessed secretary and a lovelorn enforcer during the brutally suppressed student riots in 1970s Mexico City.”—Booklist (starred review)